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Get a jump-start in Fallout 4 now with this perk planner

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Fallout 4 may only be hitting screens in November, but dammit, that’s too long to wait to re-enter the wasteland. So what’s a vault dweller supposed to do? Easy, prepare for the worst. And by that, I mean roll the dice and start working on crafting your vault dweller stats.

Which I’m doing right now, with this handy little tool over on Wolfstack. If you’ve been around the Fallout block before, you know how it works. Experience rewards points, which can then be used to upgrade the following perks on the S.P.E.C.I.A.L tree.

According to the guys in the office however, nothing can increase my special traits, which is rather sweet of them to say…hey, wait a minute. Here’s a look at the kind of character that I’d take into the wasteland:


S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats have always been necessary in Fallout, as a means of increasing your attack power, health and overall resistance to being stabbed in the face with a radioactive knife. Now bear in mind, this is all a fan effort, built on speculation and whatever information is floating around. So it may be a bit incomplete. Here’s a look at the perks that my character has access to, using the site:


Reddit user Psilocyan plans to build the tool into a mobile-friendly companion app for Fallout 4, that will be complete with weapon stats and maps for second-screen purposes:

I started this for a collaboration with the user who runs vault111.com. My goal is to have this be a mobile/tablet friendly site to serve as a second screen (or third screen if you include the Pip Boy) while playing to easily look up weapon/attachment stats, perks, a zoomable world map, etc.

Basically like a Fallout 4 Wiki but in a convenient, immersive, Pip Boy-style interface.

Obviously that content is going to have to wait until release, but I went ahead and built this as a start. It’ll calculate your HP, AP, and Carry Weight, and you can set your SPECIAL stats and then check the Perk Chart to see how far down that gets you.

I based my assumptions for perks off the “best effort” perk chart post from a while back, obviously once the game is released I’ll throw the correct perks and icons in there, and have information about what exactly each perk does. If you have any guesses or feedback let me know!

Which will be rather useful when the game arrives. It’s looking quite massive so far. Definitely massive. Definitely.

Last Updated: August 28, 2015


  1. As flippin handy as I think this is, and I will most probably try it out because I’m a sucker for planning my games and/or gameplay…are they putting too much flesh around Fallout 4? In the end you’re the only person who can overhype a game for yourself, but this can make it easier for those not as good at resisting the urge to over-excite themselves (okay, that doesn’t sound right)


  2. Corrie

    August 28, 2015 at 15:22

    Sooo you could say we’re all special in our own way:p

    Ba dum tss


  3. Captain JJ Fantasticus

    August 28, 2015 at 15:31

    I wonder if Bethesda will actually have the tie-in app ready for both Android and iKak when Fallout 4 releases. Seeing how long it took them to get Fallout Shelter onto Android, I’m not so sure.


    • Corrie

      August 28, 2015 at 15:46

      What was even more funny was the game was built on Unity, so pretty much their excuses were all lies covering up their exclusivity deal

      Sadly the app is meh for me since I can’t get a Pipboy edition another of their lies about printing more(it’s not hard to find another manufacturer since they have the template)


      • Lord Chaos

        August 28, 2015 at 15:51

        I got one.

        And Raru as well as takeAlot added more stock yesterday.


        • Corrie

          August 28, 2015 at 15:59

          mmm? Just tried Takealot and nothing, Raru doesn’t have the PC version for Pre order aswell

          Edit, see the page was around for Takealot but seems because it was sold out oh well



          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:01

            I was in the initial batch, PC also sold out too fast though.

            Made a friend a deal and bought the PS4 collectors while he bought the normal PC version.
            I keep the goodies and swap him the game.

          • Corrie

            August 28, 2015 at 16:04

            Lucky :p

            Oh well can’t really complain too much, least I’m saving a grand and even if it was still up don’t think my card limit is high enough

            Atleast I can say I picked up Mad Max pre order for R250 bucks today.

            But think I’ll keep an eye , but only the PC version

      • Captain JJ Fantasticus

        August 28, 2015 at 16:09

        I’ve seen cereal box toys that are better quality. I’m not interested in those pip-boys in the least. There are way better geekdom versions out there that I would much rather buy, that are not only decent quality but also more accurate. The phone fitting into it is super gimmicky, so that part doesn’t intrigue me either.


        • Lord Chaos

          August 28, 2015 at 16:10

          Don’t care what you say, you clearly received damage in that “accident”. 😛


          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:11

            😀 Fair enough. I know not a lot of people agree with me on this and I understand that some people want the official stuff.
            I just prefer merchandise made with passion over merchandise made for profit only. I have quite a bit of Fallout (and other game) Merch and all the ones that aren’t “official” are the best ones because they’re so unique and so damn accurate.

          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:13

            Even if it is a bit flimsy, I’ll still be proud to have one.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:14

            I love my Nuka Cola bottles and caps. Almost anything Fallout is awesome for me, but I just couldn’t get myself to buy that CE for Fallout 4.

          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:16

            I only have 3 I would always do it for, and one that I might.

            Fallout, Starcraft, Diablo and then, and yes I know but the statues are awesome, Assassins Creed.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:20

            I really want to get more into the Assassin’s Creed franchise. I missed the first and second, so haven’t really caught up with it. I do own an AC Black Flag t-shirt for what it’s worth. But my games merch list would probably be….
            Elder Scrolls (TESO excluded – and may have ruined it)
            Starcraft – because you mentioned it now 😀 (I have no Starcraft merch, but I could do with some.)

          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:23

            Those Starcraft 2 Dog Tag and Diablo 3 soul stone flash drives are awesome.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:25

            Diablo 3 is another game that desperately needs my attention. Does it have controller support on pc though? Call me what you like, but an ARPG with a controller is a ton of fun.

          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:27

            I’m certain you can get it to work with the pc-xbox controller.

            AND… Season 4 starts tonight at 7. Cant wait.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:28


          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:29

            Take it you haven’t heard of seasons?

            Start over from scratch. Has special season only items and portraits and whatnot.
            Once season ends, character with all levels and items transfers to main game.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:35

            No. I have not. Now I am very very intrigued.

          • Lord Chaos

            August 28, 2015 at 16:38

            Honestly, it’s the only thing that keeps the game alive for me.
            They last around 3 months and have a crapton of new items and challenges every time.

            I play till around paragon 450 then get bored again and wait a month for the next season to start.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:47


          • HvR

            August 28, 2015 at 16:32

            You forgot AC Black Flag Arghliner

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 28, 2015 at 16:35

            Damn it. Why do you always arrive at the right moment? ;P

          • HvR

            August 28, 2015 at 17:32

            You never see me coming thanks to my uber forum ninja training

          • Aggrobiscuit

            August 29, 2015 at 03:11

            Agreed. I have a hula girl that I hunted high and low for, and a handful of bottlecaps on my desk to represent my Fallout obsession. The pipboy for me is too big, too nerdy, too expensive, and too hard to get.

            If one goes too far down the geek merchandise rabbithole, they may end up with no space in their house, or worse, at a cosplay convention.

          • Captain JJ Fantasticus

            August 31, 2015 at 10:20

            Haha. I just think that Pip-Boy is an embarrassment to Fallout. It’s so cheap and tacky.

        • Corrie

          August 28, 2015 at 16:34

          Oh yeah forgot about the it won’t fit my Note 3 issue



      • Aggrobiscuit

        August 29, 2015 at 03:05

        Well I dunno about lies exactly, but they could claim fragmentation caused them some headaches on android. But then you have articles like this:



  4. Aggrobiscuit

    August 29, 2015 at 02:59

    Hmm, 70 perks with 10 ranks seems to add up to the 700 perks advertised on the back of the box. I really hope this is not the case as it seems like pretty much exactly the same perks as Fallout 3.


  5. Alex Strucinskiy

    November 30, 2015 at 19:07

    I’ve created perks planner. Just pick up perks you like, or dislike. Put your stats and level. And my planner will show you which perk to pick up on level update



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